Almost eight years ago, I was asked to be a godmother, for the first time. My uncle got married and became a father later on in life, so I was actually old enough to take on this important and meaningful role. I remember telling my mom that I would be so disappointed if they picked her over me, cause she definitely was too old. (Yes, I told her to her face.) and I just really wanted it. I don’t know, I just think that being a godmother is the absolute best job for me. Cause even though I don’t really see myself having my own children, I love those, who I can give back, at the end of the day.
So what does this mean to me? Everything! The fact that someone trusts me with their child, if, God forbid, anything ever happened to them, is just one of the greatest compliments anyone could ever give me. It is one of the greatest honors of life and yes, also a huge responsibility, but one, I’m happily taking.
My godson turns eight in December, which is just unbelievable. They just grow up too fast. But from the first time I held him, I was madly in love and I’m really glad that we developed a great relationship, over the years. Although I have to admit, the older they get, the harder it is to find common grounds. He is a boy, after all. But still, we’re close and I really hope, it will forever stay like this.
We’ve had lots of fun sleepovers, were we usually just eat a ton of junk food and watch movies. We love the same TV shows like Phineas and Ferb or Scooby Doo, which just shows you how perfect I am for the job. I may be 30 on paper, but my inner child is pretty present. We have shared so many laughs together and I wish, I had every single one of them on tape, cause there is nothing cuter than the sound of a child laughing. I remember the special feeling, when he started saying my name, or when he fell asleep in my arms, while we danced at his parents’ wedding, it was just the cutest thing.
When I was away as an au pair, I went home for Christmas and he didn’t believe anyone, who told him. He was like nope, she’s in America. Can you believe how thrilled he was, when I actually showed up?! Apparently, he jumped up and down, saying my name a lot, when he saw me getting out of the car. And when he was standing in front of me, he was silent and couldn’t believe his eyes. It was the cutest thing. He still gives me kisses, he listens to me and doesn’t love me any less for being strict. These are just a few things to describe our relationship. I just really live for this role.
This is why I was so happy to find out that I will be godmother for the second time. One of my absolute best friends in the whole world asked me with a letter that was written by her baby and I was beyond thrilled and of course cried. So now that my first one has reached an age, where it gets more and more difficult to find things he’s interested in, I’m getting a brand new one. Also a boy, but I got quite the experience with them. I’m just really looking forward to meeting the little guy and I know it’s just gonna be wonderful. I really hope that we’ll create a strong bond and lots of great memories together.
So I’m really looking forward to more years of being a godmother and I’m honestly pretty sure that two will not be my final number. And who knows, maybe someone will give me a girl in the future? But for now, I’m just honored, excited and looking forward to every second with the boy, who will soon be in my life. I can buy presents again that still make an impression on a kid. Once they have everything and only care about video games or their friends, it’s pretty much over. However, I always do my best to keep the kids happy, so this one can totally consider himself lucky.